An entity made of only one element.
This abstract term was created by LEIBNIZ (1646-1716) to characterize an indivisible unit of some substance conjectured to be the fundamental element of physical reality.
LEIBNIZ admitted however that monads could not exist without relations which each other.
The leibnizian concept seems to annonce the notions of "whole" and "system".
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